In 2017 Gary was presented with the President’s Volunteer Service Award for his involvement with the community.
Partnering with Los Angeles Schools, Urban Compass strives to provide a safe and welcoming environment for K-5 students by offering after school and summer programs focusing on mentorship in an effort to keep children in school and on a path towards attending college. Working with Urban Compass, Gray established the F. Gary Gray Filmmaking Workshop, which inspires and supports under-served youth in tell their unique stories through the art of filmmaking.
For more information: http://www.urbancompass.org/
My Friend’s House Foundation
In addition to providing food, clothing and shelter to those in need, My Friend’s House Foundation also offers several robust social outreach programs such as their Homeless, Senior/Elderly and Prison outreach programs and their Literacy program. While working with My Friend’s House Foundation, Gray has been active in establishing homeless shelters and aid for low- and no-income individuals and families.
For more information: http://myfriendshousela.org/
Tom Bradley Youth & Family Center
Gary Gray has been a longstanding supporter of the Tom Bradley Youth and Family Center, which focuses on providing individual and family services for low-income residents and bettering the community through graffiti removal, gang reduction and HIV/Aids prevention. Gray works with victims of domestic violence and is a major contributor to the annual Christmas toy drive.
For more information: http://cdd.lacity.org/fam_fsc.html